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So good to see all the children this week!

Food Service Update

Food Service Update: The Department of Public Instruction School Nutrition Team conducted an audit of our food service program and operations Dec 6th - 7th 2018. Overall they found that we are running an excellent meal program and have very knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They believe that students are offered fresh, appealing and nutritious meal options and that the meal preparation and service areas are clean and tidy.

One item that they requested us to change immediately, is to eliminate offering students who have reached a balance of over -$25.00 free fruits, vegetables and milk. They will not let the food service program absorb this cost going forward. Therefore, we must eliminate the negative $25.00 account maximum cap and charge for these 3 items as of January 7, 2019 anytime the account is over -$25.00.

Please note that there are already programs in place through the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch program to help families that need financial assistance. Please see our website at https://www.merton.k12.wi.us/families/free-reduced-lunch.cfm for more information.

The charging for food over the -$25.00 account maximum will only effect families that have not demonstrated a need for financial assistance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Food Service Director Bethany Soderlund soderlundb@merton.k12.wi.us or Business Manager Sherri MacGregor macgregors@merton.k12.wi.us.

PTO Family Bowling NEXT Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Please take a look at the invite and consider joining the families for a fun time at Sussex Bowl NEXT Sunday. It is a terrific time for everyone.
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MakerSpace Update

This week I took a look into the 4th graders from Mrs. K's class and saw the creativity and determination in designing and constructing balance tools. The pics below will be evidence of this. Thanks Mrs. Meissner for getting everything ready for the students to build and learn.
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Assembly Wednesday Next Week

Next Wednesday is our monthly assembly and we begin promptly with our Pledge at 8:50 in our cafeteria. We will have a "how to keep our school the friendliest place to be" theme for the children. Some of the ActNow concepts will be reviewed as we moved into our month of January and reconnecting with our friends again.

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Hopping and wishing for you the best new year ever. We will continue to foster and encourage children to learn and thrive at our school. Your support is undeniably the most important aspect of how we move forward. We strive to earn your faith and respect each and every day.